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The mission of the Initiative Foundation is to empower people throughout Central Minnesota to build a thriving economy, vibrant communities and a lasting culture of generosity.

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21020 children's books awarded through SMIF's Early Literacy Grant program
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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) recently awarded 21,020 children's books to 46 organizations through its Early Literacy...more

Foundation Gives Books To Southern Minnesota Children
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The Early Literacy Grant Program of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation provided grants for more than 21,000 children's books to 46 local groups. This program provides books to kids to boost...more

Over $146000 in grants set to support the work of local nonprofits - Brainerd Dispatch
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Local nonprofits were invited to apply to the foundation for a variety of grants to address community needs that will bring about...more

LORETTA OGBORO-OKOR, the audacity of an Edo Princess - Businessday.ng
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... a passionate motivational speaker, women and youth health advocate and educationist as well as a social entrepreneur and an ardent...more

Confidence Learning Center, Employment Enterprises Awarded Grant for New Program
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At Sourcewell's annual Nonprofit Impact Funding Review Day last week, the Initiative Foundation was able to provide additional funding...more

SMIF seeks applications for Small Town Grants | Community | southernminn.com
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Last year the Montgomery Community Foundation received a Small Town Grant to start a farmers market. ... Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation...more

Initiative Foundation to award multiple grants up to $500000 to central Minnesota small businesses
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Initiative Foundation logo in red and gray. Thanks to a special grant from the Otto Bremer Trust, one-time grants of up to $10,000 will be...more

Initiative Foundation Awarding $500,000 in Grants For Small Businesses in Central MN
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The Initiative Foundation anticipates awarding up to 70 small business grants and expects this to be a highly competitive grant...more

Montgomery, Lake Crystal receive grants for mural projects | Local News | mankatofreepress.com
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Leaders from Montgomery's Arts and Heritage Center and Montgomery Community Foundation secured the grant from SMIF. They then approached...more

Grant Program for Community Murals In Southern MN Nears Milestone
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A grant program that's helped unite and brighten communities across southern Minnesota is nearing a milestone. The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation's Paint the Town effort is poised to fund...more



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